It was a forum for Los Angeles Unified officials to promote the school district's ambitious plan to equip every student with an iPad.
But the first question on the televised call-in program last week had nothing to do with tablet computers.
Why doesn't the district train students in career skills, like machine shop, anymore, the caller wanted to know.
It didn't get much better as the hour wore on. Callers concerned about bond money, board politics and school district priorities didn't give Supt. John Deasy much of a chance to extol the virtues of his Common Core Technology Project.